Service Delivery Indicators Health Survey 2013 - Harmonized Public Use Data
Indicateurs de prestation de services, santé 2013
Other Household Health Survey [hh/hea]
This survey is part of the Service Delivery Indicators (SDI) project, an initiative of the World Bank, the African Economic Research Consortium, and the African Development Bank. Started in 2012, SDI tracks performance and quality of service delivery in primary schools and frontline health facilities across Africa. Kenya was the first SDI country, following the pilot surveys in Tanzania and Senegal. In 2012-2013, surveys were conducted in Mozambique, Nigeria, Togo and Uganda; in 2014-2016, in Madagascar, Tanzania and Niger. The surveys are repeated every two years.
SDI initiative is a unique 10-year program and the World Bank is the implementing partner for the first five years.
The data distributed here has been harmonized to a common standard to facilitate comparisons across countries and time. The data also has been anonymized to preserve confidentiality of respondents. The harmonization and anonymization work is done by the World Bank's SDI team.
SDI surveys are documented in the Microdata Library as Service Delivery Indicators Health Surveys and Service Delivery Indicators Education Surveys.
The SDI provides a set of metrics to benchmark the performance of schools and health facilities in Africa. The Indicators can be used to track progress within and across countries over time, and aim to enhance active monitoring of service delivery to increase public accountability and good governance. Ultimately, the goal of this effort is to help policymakers, citizens, service providers, donors, and other stakeholders enhance the quality of services and improve development outcomes. The perspective adopted by the Indicators is that of citizens accessing a service. The Indicators assemble objective and quantitative information from a survey of frontline service delivery units, using modules from the Public Expenditure Tracking Survey (PETS), Quantitative Service Delivery Survey (QSDS), and Staff Absence Survey (SAS). The SDI initiative is a partnership of the World Bank, the African Economic Research Consortium (AERC), and the African Development Bank. More information on the SDI survey instruments and data, and more generally on the SDI initiative can be found at: www.SDIndicators.org <http://www.SDIndicators.org> and www.worldbank.org/SDI <http://www.worldbank.org/SDI>, or by contacting SDI@worldbank.org <mailto:SDI@worldbank.org>.
Kind of Data
Sample survey data [ssd]
Unit of Analysis
Facility and individual
- v01: Harmonized, anonymous dataset for public distribution.
The 2013 Togo Service Delivery Indicators, Health Survey covered the following topics/ indicators:
Health facility information
- Infrastructure availability
- Medical equipment availability
- Drug availability
Health provider information
- Absence rate
- Caseload per provider
Assessment of health provider knowledge and ability
- Diagnostic accuracy
- Adherence to clinical guidelines
- Management of maternal and neonatal complications
Producers and sponsors
World Bank Group
National Opinion Research Center of the University of Chicago
Unité de recherches démographiques de l'Université de Lomé
Université de Lomé
Trust Fund Administrator
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Donor to the Multi-donor Trust Fund for Benchmarking Service Delivery
Stratified random sampling with probability proportional to facility cachement population. Strata were rural/urban and public/private, with three levels of health facilities: Unité de soins primaires 1 (health post), Unité de soins primaires 2 (clinic), and hôpital de district (district hospital, no operating theater).
Two sub-samples were drawn within the facilities from a master list prepared by the interview team using a standard template and methods. The sub-samples were for absence and knowledge.
Deviations from the Sample Design
Out of an initial 183 facilities, 180 were surveyed, with five replacements and three losses. A few non-public facilities refused to answer the finances module.
Weights are included for facilities, absence, and knowledge data.
Dates of Data Collection
Data Collection Mode
Four modules were used, with multiple sections under the following themes:
• Module 1: Facility information
• Module 2: Staff roster
• Module 3: Patient case simulations (to measure provider knowledge)
• Module 4: Facility expenditure, resources and governance (not included in public release files)
Dat entry and editing was done with CSPro.
Data sets are harmonized to a common questionnaire and subsequently anonymized. For more information on both procedures, please refer to the technical documents: Note to Users (ReadMe\ReadMe_FR.pdf), Togo Health-20150812.xlsx as well as the SDC report provided as external resources.
Service Delivery Indicators
Service Delivery Indicators
World Bank Group
Data has been anonymized, but users commit to not seeking to re-identify statistical units in the data set.
The harmonized, anonymized datasets are available as public use files.
Researchers who feel that they need non-anonymized data should contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a statement of research objectives and a rationale for why they require such data. That will start the Research Use File discussion.
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including country, acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
DDI Document ID
Development Economics Data Group
The World Bank
Documentation of the DDI
Date of Metadata Production
DDI Document version
Version 01 (February 2016)
Version 02 (January 2017)
The following changes were made in this version:
- Survey title changed from Service Delivery Indicators Health Survey 2013-2014 to Service Delivery Indicators Health Survey 2013-2014 - Harmonized Public Use Data
- Series Information added
- Scope edited